Thursday, May 3, 2012

Baked Oatmeal Delight

One of my favorite things about the weekend is making a big homemade breakfast! Over the past few weeks I have been creating variations of {101 Cookbooks} Baked Oatmeal, using different fruits, nuts, and spices. Not only is it super quick and easy to make, but it is also healthy, hearty, and you can even make it ahead of time {and reheat} if you need to. Oh, and it is pretty!


See? I told you it is pretty!
 
Ingredients

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ripe banana, peeled, 1/2-inch slices


Step 1. Preheat oven to 375°F and spray an 11x 7 inch baking dish with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, half the strawberries and half the chocolate. 


Step 2: In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, butter and vanilla extract.
 

Step 3: Add the oat mixture to prepared baking dish. Arrange the remaining strawberries and chocolate chips on top. 
 

Step 4: Add the banana slices to the top then pour the milk mixture over everything. Gently shake the baking dish to help the milk mixture go throughout the oats.


Step 5: Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until the top is nicely golden brown and the milk mixture has set. Sprinkle a tablespoon of extra brown sugar on top then place back in the oven under the broiler and broil for 1 minute. 


Enjoy!

Recommended variations: Replace strawberries with other types of dried or fresh berries. Add walnuts, almonds, or other nuts. Throw in additional spices such as Chinese five spice, or nutmeg. Replace chocolate chips with caramel or butterscotch. Add lemon or orange zest.
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35 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks so good - and hubs would eat it:) Ps what color polish do you have on your nails? I love it - is it ole caliente??

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  2. This looks ah-mazing! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  3. this looks incredible! i will definitely be making it soon! thanks for sharing :)

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  4. this looks incredible! i will definitely be making it soon! thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Yummm! That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I love oatmeal...and this just looks like over the top, fabulous oatmeal! I HAVE to try this! Thanks for sharing this one, Christina :)

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  7. Ohh, this looks SO good!! My husband can be picky, but I know he would love this! So would I :)

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  8. This looks phenomenal! My mouth is watering. I'm definitely trying this over the weekend. xo

    Elizabethann87.blogspot.com

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  9. Holy junk this looks delish!! We've got to try this out. We are big breakfast junkies.

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  10. I've made one of these variations {very similar to this one} and it was fantastic. My hubby loved it and we ate it for a few days.

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  11. This looks fabulous! :) Definitely trying this... Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I may just be trying this soon :) Looks delicious!

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  13. Oh yum! This sounds so amazing...and looks just as good!

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  14. gahhhhh - chocolate chips in oatmeal, enough said!

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  15. YUM - that looks delicious!!! Definitely adding this to my Pinterest! :)

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  16. This looks so yummy! I've never baked oatmeal before - really want to try this! Your pictures look great!

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  17. that is so pretty and looks delicious! thanks for the recipe :)

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  18. Oh gosh that looks absolutely amazing. So delish!

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  19. How am I just now following your blog?! I just died. Love you!

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  20. You have no idea how badly I want to eat this right now. Holy bananas.

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  21. this looks so good. Maybe ill make it for my graduation weekend since I will be hosting so much family at our house!

    By the way I wanted to know if you would guest blog for me the week of May 22-24. Its the week of our anniversary but i will be oot taking my 5th graders on their end of the year trip so I wanted to have a guest posting from other newlyweds why I was gone.
    Let me know
    hart.tucker@gmail.com

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  22. This looks delicious and an easy way to make oatmeal!

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  23. YUMMY! and I love the Almond Milk in here =D

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  24. I am making this ASAP. It looks so delicious! And I really might need that gorgeous casserole dish as well. Yum.

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  25. I am making this ASAP. It looks so delicious! And I really might need that gorgeous casserole dish as well. Yum.

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  26. Um, yum!! My hubs would die for this!! Adding it to the 'to make' list!!

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  27. Oh my goodness yum! I need to make this this week! xo

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  28. Hello
    Nice Blog with Excellent information, Nothing against the article. In awe of that answer! Really cool!

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  29. Pinning right away! This looks like the perfect Saturday morning breakfast! thanks!

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  30. I've been busy totally catching up on your blog! this dish looksso amazing :) I need to make it asap!! Glad you love the bubble necklace, too!

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  31. This looked so delicious and pretty I went out right away, bought all the ingredients. The next morning I made it for me and my grandchildren, all three of us love oatmeal. What a big disappointment, none of us liked it. It didn't have that sweet, cinnamon, brown sugar taste that regular cooked oatmeal has. All we could taste was the banana and chocolate. I really don't care for chocolate chips in recipes other than cookies but I knew my grandchildren would like them. It didn't do anything for them, they still didn't like it. A pretty picture of a recipe doesn't necessarily mean its a good recipe.

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    1. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this! I've received numerous emails from readers who absolutely love this recipe and I make it at least twice a month!

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